the week: July 1-7
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Parkdale harm-reduction program loses funding
Parkdale Community Health Centre recently lost its funding from Toronto Public Health. The Parkdale Centre provides clean crack pipes, needles, and condoms to sex workers, drug users, and other people in need. The program has been funded by TPH for almost 24 years. TPH’s Jann Houston commented, “It is always a very difficult decision for the review panel because there are a number of organizations competing for access to the same amount of funding.” A petition was created collecting 1,300 signatures to try and keep the program alive.
Canadian hope in tennis?
Eugenie Bouchard, Canada’s next female tennis pro was a favourite amongst the Wimbledon crowd at the 2014 matches. She is the first Canadian to make it to the finals at Wimbledon, putting Canada on the tennis world map. Unfortunately, Bouchard lost the final on Sunday to Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic. She took the loss to heart saying she didn’t deserve the love and support of her fans.
Toronto’s own Loch Ness Monster
The city’s High Park may be home to a reptile critter. On Sunday Teghan Stadnyk filmed a video of what appears to be an aquatic alligator-like animal in the park’s Catfish Pond. Thus far, the creature has been identified as a caiman. Lee Parker, a facility manager at a reptile zoo in Vaughn has told CTV that he would try and attempt to catch the caiman today. Good luck Lee.
For the span of two weeks, restaurants participating in Toronto’s Summerlicious will be offering three course prix fixe menus for reasonable prices. Over 200 restaurants are taking part in the culinary festival, with their lunch and dinner menus ranging from $15 to $45. Restaurants and menus are listed here.